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This is a font I made to use for teaching fractions and decimals, because I needed fractional shapes that maintained their size/proportion with one another, even when denominations changed. Also, I work with students with learning disabilities, and often commercially produced workbooks have too many visual distractions on a page, or the fonts/pictures are so small that my students with poor eye-hand coordination inevitably make errors.
Developing it as a font made it possible to keep these shapes accessible, no matter what computer program I was working in, with maximum 'manipulatability'.
The fractional shapes are based on a 100s grid and come in denominations of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5...you name it. If you use the font in an interactive software like Notebook, the variety of grids you can build by over-laying grids on top of one another is nearly endless.
I also share this font with my students, who load it on to their personal computers. For students with visual processing difficulties, this font has been a god-send. I regularly hear from parents that their child's self-confidence with respect to working with fractions has improved significantly as a result of this font!
Everything's hand-drawn--ooh la la, artisanal!
I've included in the bundle the font, a glyph sheet, and a Notebook file to show some of the ways the font can develop students' conceptual understanding of equivalent fractions. Hopefully these provide some basic examples of the beginning ways this font can be used to enhance your math instruction!